Illinois Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
Mesothelioma patients who live in Illinois have access to quality mesothelioma treatment options in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Illinois include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Illinois.
We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Illinois as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience. Learn more about health care options available to you in Illinois here.
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Top Illinois Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Illinois. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.
CTCA Midwestern Regional Medical Center is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.
Edward Hospital Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.
Rush University Cancer Center in Chicago, Illinois is home to a Thoracic Oncology Program where comprehensive treatments are offered for mesothelioma and other malignancies of the chest.
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.
Top Illinois Mesothelioma Doctors
The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of Illinois. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Dr. Traves D. Crabtree is a cardiothoracic surgeon and affiliated with the SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at the Simmons Cancer Institute located in Springfield, Illinois where he specializes in treating pleural diseases, including mesothelioma.
Division Director, Thoracic Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran is a cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center with expertise in treating patients with thoracic cancers such as pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Philip Bonomi is a thoracic and cardiothoracic oncology specialist at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago with particular research interests in the areas of lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Dr. Michael Liptay is head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he specializes in treating mesothelioma and other lung diseases.
Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler is a top cancer researcher investigating new treatments for malignant mesothelioma and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Hematology/Oncology.
It is not uncommon for patients to travel outside of their current states to meet with top oncologists and thoracic surgeons across the country. These mesothelioma experts usually have a particular focus within their practice.
Find Cancer Support Services in Illinois
The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in Illinois. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.
Illinois Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Gilda's Club Chicago
Cancer Wellness Center - Northbrook
Cancer Support Center
- Wellness House
Pay-It-Forward House NFP
IMD Guest House
Carle Guest House
Quincy Hospitality House
- Pay-It-Forward House NFP
Dispatch Medical Transport
- Dispatch Medical Transport
A and I Medical Transportation, Inc.
Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
SCR Medical Transportation
- A and I Medical Transportation, Inc.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
InnerStrength Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Patients, Inc.
CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
- Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment
The costs associated with mesothelioma treatment can add up quickly. Additionally, many people may need to take time off work or stop working altogether to deal with their cancer diagnosis.
The table below provides cost estimates for some of the procedures commonly used in diagnosing and treating mesothelioma.
Common Costs Associated with Mesothelioma Treatment
|Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Treatment Costs||Approximate Cost Range|
|Diagnostic Imaging (CT, PET, MRI)||$800 – $1,600 per scan|
|Needle Biopsy||$500 – $700|
|Thoracoscopy or Pleuroscopy (lungs) or Laparoscopy (abdomen)||$3,600 – $5,000|
|Thoracotomy (lungs) or Laparotomy (abdomen)||$7,800 – $7,900|
|Surgery – Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy (removal of part or all of a lung)||$13,000 – $17,000|
|Radiation||$7,000 – $12,000|
|Chemotherapy – Pemetrexed (Alimta®)||$37,000 – $50,000|
|Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)||$700 – $1,000|
NOTE: The table above does not take insurance payments or reimbursements into account. These cost estimates are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources.